Book Printing

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Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
80, 90gsm 115, 120gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated


  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated
  • Recycled
  • Natural

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Mixam is rated 9.5 out of 10 by based on 807 reviews.
Easy to order and quick delivery.
Easy website interface for ordering. Very quick delivery.
Responsive and pro-active customer service, delivers quality
Mixam deliver top quality in final product and customer service. During the pre-printing process their team was responsive to all technical questions that surfaced and their preview service was invaluable in getting a feel for the end result. Changes and updates were easy to implement, and as a result the final product looked exactly as the digital proof. Verdict: Mixam deliver affordable top-level printing services and I recommend them without reservations.
Great to have this kind of …
Great to have this kind of accessibility to indigo printing. Their work from print to finish is decent and clean although some job flexibility would be nice. Designers looking to use indigo printing will be looking for custom jobs.
Have used Mixam on many occasions and …
Have used Mixam on many occasions and have always been more than satisfied with the turnaround time and the quality of the goods. Linda, (TBC and Mymystic Tonkinese)
Excellent service
I've had three orders now form Mixam and I've been really impressed with the service and quality of the prints. I'll be sending them more orders soon and would recommend them to anyone else looking for great quality and value.
Fantastic quality magazines!!
Fantastic quality magazines!!
Great service from enquiry to delivery.
Great service from enquiry to delivery. Keep it up will be using again and recommending to others.
I am 100% happy with the service that …
I am 100% happy with the service that this company provided. They went above and beyond what I expected as they were a company I stumbled upon (thanks google!) whilst looking for a supplier to provide printed material for a last minute dot com job. As a graphic designer, I found their online process of choosing print specifications and uploading artwork pretty simple. Anything I wasn't sure about was easily explained with a quick call to their helpful customer service team. Special mention to Aprille who was a great help, answering all of my questions and enabling me to hit what appeared to be an impossible client deadline. If I could give a six I would. Thanks
Amazing customer service!
Amazing customer service!! had issues getting a bleed on my images (I was ordering a stapled booklet) and was kindly talked through the process by the lovely staff-they even checked my images before sending it off to be processed so it fit on the page properly. Great quality and delivery time. Would definitely recommend!
spoke to staff before placing the …
spoke to staff before placing the order, very helpful
Very responsive contact with the …
Very responsive contact with the company.and gave a sense that they cared about the quality of the job they were doing for us. kept to the timings that were set.
Excellent easy to use service
Excellent easy to use service, good price and high quality
Brilliant service and good quality …
Brilliant service and good quality printing according to how I wanted
Good prices and excellent quality
Good prices and an excellent quality finished product delivered as promised and on time. Can't fault the service and would recommend to anyone.
Easy to order. Great value for money. Quality end product.
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Paperback book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
As with all of our products, we ask that the file is supplied as single individual pages, not double pages.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
We ask for a 3mm bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Format and orientation
You can choose either an A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A5 (148 x 210 mm) format, and a landscape or portrait orientation.
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 3mm bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.